This is a company in St. Louis that makes woodstove floor and wall shield
protectors. Sheet metal outside and a mineral board inside.
What I find frustrating and all consumers should find frustrating is the
contents of the mineral board. Does it or does it not have asbestos.
In our modern world, we should label all products that are asbestos likely
"NO asbestos" if that is the case. There should be no assuming or guessing
on the part of the consumer. There should be no burden to the consumer as
to have tests done on a product already bought as to whether "they put
asbestos into it".
The HY C Company of St. Louis should answer this post as to whether they
put asbestos into their products. And they should label all future products
as to "NO asbestos" if that is the case. By the way, I dislike the
terminology of "asbestos free" for it is illogical. I know it means "no
asbestos" but it is a play on words wherein it could mean the exact
opposite in that it does contain alot of asbestos and the company is happy
to not charge you. So the terminology of "----- free" should be dealt with
by a government agency as deceptive terminology and that all items trying
to convey the message of zero content of a specific material should use
these sort of terminology:
Another item which in the old days needed no labeling was asbestos-rope
that was usually applied to the doors of stoves. Today many are fiberglass.
Here again the consumer should not have to wonder whether it is asbestos or
not and the store items should be labeled as to "no asbestos". And it is
the case that many things in the hardware store that could and should need
a content label simply have none at all. Some material content is obvious
but others are highly questionable. For example, last spring I bought a
vinyl shade covers for windows and was concerned about the contents.
So I believe that hardware should have content labelling for items that are
questionable because there are many items that are questionable.
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